[freez-drahy-ing] /ˈfrizˈdraɪ ɪŋ/
a process for drying heat-sensitive substances, as foods, blood plasma, antibiotics, and the like, by freezing the substance and then subliming the ice or other frozen solvent in a high vacuum.
verb (used with object), freeze-dried, freeze-drying.
to subject to freeze-drying.
verb -dries, -drying, -dried
(transitive) to preserve (a substance) by rapid freezing and subsequently drying in a vacuum
To preserve a substance, such as food, by freezing it rapidly and placing it in a vacuum chamber, where the water frozen in the substance evaporates through sublimation.
[freez-ech] /ˈfrizˌɛtʃ/ verb (used with object) 1. to prepare (material) for the electron microscope by freeze etching. noun, Biology. 1. the preparation of material for electron microscopic study by freeze fracturing and then subliming a layer of ice crystals from the fractured plane to expose the natural surfaces.
[freez-frak-cher] /ˈfrizˈfræk tʃər/ verb (used with object), freeze-fractured, freeze-fracturing. 1. to prepare (material) for the electron microscope by freeze fracturing.
[freez-frak-cher] /ˈfrizˈfræk tʃər/ verb (used with object), freeze-fractured, freeze-fracturing. 1. to prepare (material) for the electron microscope by freeze fracturing. noun, Biology. 1. a method of preparing a biological specimen for electron microscopic study by rapid freezing, cleaving with a sharp knife or razor, and then covering with a thin layer of metal to make […]
[freez-out] /ˈfrizˌaʊt/ noun, Poker. 1. a game in which each player begins with a predetermined amount of money and must withdraw from the game once that amount is lost, until one player is left with all the winnings.